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Aug 4, 2013 10:00am PDT
, and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. and the corporation for public broadcasting. >> welcome. i'm kim lawton, sitting in for bob abernethy. thank you for joining us. >>> interfaith leaders offered prayers and support as israeli and palestinian negotiators came to washington this week to open the first middle east peace talks in years. state department officials say they will negotiate for at least nine months. there are many tough issues on the table, including jewish settlements, the return of palestinian refugees, and the status of jerusalem. >>> meanwhile, the state department has just launched a project that could help. christian ethicist and wesley theological seminary professor shaun casey is heading a new office that will try to engage religious leaders and the faith community in u.s. foreign policy. >>> widespread international concern this week over the disappearance of a prominent italian priest inside syria. father paolo dall' oglio lived in syria
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Aug 11, 2013 10:00am PDT
. >>> additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >>> and the corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome. i'm kim lawton sitting in for bob abernathy, thank you for joining us, muslims around the world celebrated the end of ramadan, with eid al-fitr, one of their most important holidays. the festival was observed with special prayers and elaborate feasts to break the month-long daytime fasting. but in some area, the holiday was marred with continued violence and threats of violence. fighting continued in syria, where civilians prayed for an end to the conflict. meanwhile, syrian friends of a prominent italian priest, father paolo delalio confirmed that he been abducted. he went missing as he tried to mediate a rift between kurds and islamists. widespread calls for his release. and the renewed calls for the release of two orthodox archbishops kidnapped in syria 100 days ago. there's been no information about their whereabouts and church leaders say they're frustrated by the lac
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Aug 25, 2013 10:00am PDT
in religion, community development, and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. and the corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome. i'm fred de sam lazaro sitting in for bob be aer thety. thank you for joining us. religion groups are among those marking the 50th anniversary of the march on washington with a series of events held throughout the country. at an interfaith service at the mount airy baptist church in washington, a diverse group of clergy said they must continue to fight inequality. >> we will never be satisfied with the injustice of our land. we will never be complacent until all have equal rights. >> through the work of our hands this week and beyond shall we pass that light from hand to hand, from heart to heart until the radiance of the promised land of peace and righteousness for all god's children shines to the very ends of the earth. >> speakers voiced concern over poverty, voting rights, and immigration. organizer reverend barbara wil
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Aug 11, 2013 8:30am EDT
for his study of the role of religion in public life. and particularly, america's tradition of civil religion. among his best-known works was the influential "habits of the heart" first published in 1985, and still required reading in numerous university programs. >>> finally, on our calendar, on august 15th, japanese buddhists observe obon, and also on august 15th, roman catholics celebrate the assumption of the virgin mary. which they believe mary at the end of her life on earth was assumed into heaven, body and soul. and there are more mary celebrations this week in carthage, missouri, where tens of thousands of mostly vietnamese catholics gather where they offer thanks for the freedoms they have in america. that's our program for now, i'm kim lawton, you can follow us on twitter and facebook where i'd love to connect with you as well. watch us any time on the pbs app for iphones and ipads and visit our website, where there's always much more, including audio and video podcasts of this program. join us at pbs.org. as we leave you, more music from bobby mcferrin. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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Aug 18, 2013 10:00am PDT
lutheran denomination, the evangelical lutheran church in america, has elected its first female presiding bishop. reverend elizabeth eaton is the elca bishop of cleveland. she is described as a moderate who supported the denomination's decision to allow openly gay clergy but said the church needs to make room for those who do not agree. eaton's selection was a surprise. she defeated the incumbent bishop who had been widely expected to win a third term. >>> what happens when a country has a social preference for male children? in india, a history of female infanticide and abortion has led to a noticeable distortion in the population. the country has almost 40 million more men than women, a gender ratio far out of balance with most of the world. one result in some parts of india: a growing shortage of brides, as fred de sam lazaro reports. >> reporter: gudia and babitha are sisters and they share a lot in common. each is a mother of two young sons, both live in the same extended family home and they're even married to brothers. with their husbands, they have far less in common. the young wo
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